New Board for Irish Red Cross

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Six new members were today appointed to the Board of Directors of the Irish Red Cross Society following elections that were conducted under the Society’s new constitution.

Mr David O’Callaghan was appointed as Chairman of the Society for a term of 3 years. The new Board of Directors of the Society comprises 14 members and features a mix of new and experienced internal appointments together with some high profile external additions.

Mr. Tom Horwell takes over as Vice Chairman with the important roles of Treasurer and Secretary falling to Denis Reeves and Barry O Donovan respectively. Mary Flaherty, current CEO of children’s charity CARI and former Minister of State and TD for Dublin North West has joined the Board, as has Máirtín Ó Fainín, who most recently served as Irish Ambassador to Australia. In the coming weeks, under provisions included in the new constitution of the Society, the chairman will appoint a further two candidates to the Board of Directors.

“I am delighted to see such a wealth of talent with an appropriate balance of internal and external experience on the Board of the Irish Red Cross” said Chairman David O’Callaghan.  “We are working through a very ambitious programme of change and renewal and I look forward to working with the new Board to ensure that the Society continues to be a leader in the provision of humanitarian support at home and abroad.”